Video: A dizzying view of the Earth from space
We've got vertigo watching this video, but in a good way! This is a sped-up view of Earth from the International Space Station from the Cupola, a wraparound window that is usually used for cargo ship berthings ...
NASA rover's images show laser flash on martian rock (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Flashes appear on a baseball-size Martian rock in a series of images taken Saturday, July 12 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover. The flashes ...
Simulations show Mercury may have been victim of hit-and-run collision
Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails
A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said Thursday.
Russian meteorite sheds light on dinosaur extinction mystery
A long-standing debate about the source of the asteroid that impacted the Earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs has been put to rest thanks to the Chelyabinsk meteorite that disintegrated over ...
MIPT-based researcher models Titan's atmosphere
A researcher from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Prof. Vladimir Krasnopolsky, who heads the Laboratory of High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres, has published the results of the comparison ...
Galileo's 'midwives' stand ready for launch
Galileo's post-launch team at ESA have finalised their preparations for taking control of the twin satellites being launched next month.
Mysterious 'Magic Island' appears on Saturn's moon Titan
Now you don't see it. Now, you do. And now you don't see it again. Astronomers have discovered a bright, mysterious geologic object – where one never existed – on Cassini mission radar images of Ligeia ...
Last ATV lifts off to supply the International Space Station
The fifth and final mission of ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle got off to a flying start today with its launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, heading for the International Space Station.
Image: The STS-93 crew and the deployment of the Chandra X-ray Observatory
On July 23, 1999, a little more than seven hours after Space Shuttle Columbia and its five astronauts were launched from the Kennedy Space Center, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory was successfully deployed ...
Comet-chasing space probe makes surprise discovery
A space probe aiming to become the first to land on a comet has taken images that appear to show its target could actually be two separate lumps of rock and ice, scientists said Thursday.
Comet ISON's dramatic final hours
(Phys.org) —A new analysis of data from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft has revealed that comet 2012/S1 (ISON) stopped producing dust and gas shortly before it raced past ...
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon? (Update)
On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since.
Houston, we have another problem: Study shows space travel is harmful to the brain
(Phys.org)—As if space travel was not already filled with enough dangers, a new study out today in the journal PLOS ONE shows that cosmic radiation – which would bombard astronauts on deep space missio ...